In this single verse is the entirety of Christ’s life. God in the flesh, walking our earth, to become the sin sacrifice for all mankind. Because I believe in Him, on the day I leave my earthly body, I will be with Him in Glory. And that statement gives me all the hope and security I need to navigate life’s pathway. Salvation is no mystery, it’s simply a matter of trusting that He is who says He is. (Suggested hymn: “Christmas Has Its Cradle” by Rae E. Whitney.)